Cayman Cup champion soars to greater heights

Young Wimbledon champ shone in Cayman

Young Wimbledon champ shone in Cayman

Japan’s Shintaro Mochizuki made a name for himself in Cayman before starring on the world stage.

Mochizuki, the 2017 Cayman Cup champion, won the Wimbledon boys’ championship on Sunday and is now the International Tennis Foundation’s No. 1 ranked junior player in the world.

The 16‑year-old beat Spain’s Gimeno Valero by a 6‑3, 6‑2 score in the Wimbledon finals, and won 17 of his 23 points at the net to become the first Japanese player to win a boys’ Grand Slam title. Mochizuki is coached by Natsuo Yamanaka of IMG Academy, and he’s posted a 38‑10 singles record this year and a 93‑39 singles record overall

Peyman Foroughi